Who is a Candidate for Joint Vibration Analysis?

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Do you hear a popping sound when moving your jaw? Do you sometimes experience pain in your head or neck? If so, you may have temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD). While TMD symptoms can be uncomfortable and frustrating, there are ways to manage this condition. Sangiv I. Patel, D.D.S., PA is proud to offer Joint Vibration Analysis, or BioJVA™, an advanced technology to diagnose TMD.

Joint Vibration Analysis monitors the jaw to detect dysfunction in the temporomandibular joint. Dr. Sangiv I. Patel is a TMD specialist and a top 5% provider of BioJVA. Call our office in Melbourne, FL, to schedule a TMD assessment. Our personalized treatment plans can relieve symptoms and help you feel better.

What causes TMD?

TMD is a health condition that impacts the temporomandibular joint, or TMJ. The TMJ is responsible for proper jaw movement and function. While healthy joints are smooth and produce little friction, TMD is characterized by a jaw popping noise when opening or closing your mouth. The joint may feel tender or cause pain in other parts of the face or neck. These changes can be brought on by factors like natural degeneration, tears, or disk displacement.

Through Joint Vibration Analysis, Sangiv I. Patel, D.D.S., PA can accurately assess the joints to understand how they work. Dr. Patel can then move forward with a treatment plan that is tailored to your needs.

Who should get Joint Vibration Analysis?

TMD can be difficult to diagnose on your own, so it's best to visit a TMD specialist, like Dr. Patel. Joint Vibration Analysis is especially beneficial for men and women who have tried over-the-counter remedies, like pain medications, but haven't found the relief they wanted. Candidates for BioJVA have been diagnosed with TMD or experienced any of the following in Melbourne, FL:

  • Jaw popping or clicking

  • Jaw clenching (bruxism) or stiff jaw

  • Dull, aching pain in the head, neck, and jaw

  • Sensitivity to touch or pressure around the jaw

What happens during Joint Vibration Analysis?

We begin your appointment at Sangiv I. Patel, D.D.S., PA with a full examination to determine the cause of your TMD. You will engage in some head and neck movement while Dr. Patel looks for common TMD symptoms. This includes checking for tenderness, swelling, and decreased range of motion.

Joint Vibration Analysis can identify different vibration patterns or “signatures” of your joints during movement. Rest assured that BioJVA is quick, noninvasive, and doesn't require any anesthesia. This analysis can also be performed without any harmful radiation.

After your TMD assessment, Dr. Patel will study the results and create a custom treatment plan that will help reduce your discomfort. We also schedule follow-up appointments to monitor your progress as needed.

Visit a TMD specialist

Dr. Sangiv I. Patel is a premier provider of BioJVA and welcomes anyone who has been diagnosed with TMD or is seeking relief from jaw popping and pain. If you are interested in Joint Vibration Analysis, contact Sangiv I. Patel, D.D.S., PA in Melbourne, FL to schedule an appointment. We will work together to reduce your TMD symptoms by finding a treatment plan that works for you.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.